How Our Attorneys Can Help Your Business
The business lawyers at the Chicago law firm of Griffith & Jacobson, LLC can help your business become more efficient and profitable. We are attorneys with business sense and we know you need responsive attorneys who can provide cost-effective, practical and comprehensive advice. So, we serve you and your business based on your needs and on your schedule. For over 60 years, our business lawyers have represented businesses in and around Chicago, including Orland Park, Aurora, Naperville, Downers Grove, Des Plaines, Glenview, Lake Zurich, and Waukegan.
We can help your company:
Assess & Minimize its Legal Risks & Liabilities:
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We will help you identify the potential issues, risks and concerns specific to your business.
- We will review your contracts, employee policies, consulting agreements, supplier contracts, and assess your business exit/succession plan. When the “fine print” is tailored to fit your business, your contracts, purchase orders, terms and conditions and other agreements can actually help you avoid prolonged and expensive disputes.
- We will help you spell out your and your customer’s duties and obligations, what you expect to get paid, and when. Your agreements will include provisions for termination, a “stop work” clause and penalties, late fees and interest if your customers don’t pay on time.
- Our business attorneys can help you minimize the risk of disputes, litigation, and regulatory enforcement.
- We will help you formulate the warranties, representations and promises you can use to meet your customer’s needs better than your competition.
Help Your Employees Become an Asset for your Company:
We can help you with employment manuals, handbooks, policies and procedures that establish your expectations for your employees. These can help your company mitigate problems and disputes that may lead to sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits.
You need employees to operate your business, but you do not want to spend time and money training your competitor -which is what may happen if you do not have the right mix of employee policies, procedures and restrictive agreements (i.e., non-compete and confidentiality agreements) in place.
We can provide training for your employees in order to create, foster and maintain a corporate culture of compliance and proactive steps that will help your company differentiate your business from your competitors, and avoid and mitigate the risk of disputes, litigation and/or regulatory enforcement.
We can help you identify ways to keep your employees focused on promoting your company, keep your employees motivated and reward them for successfully meeting your goals.
We can advise you concerning non-qualified incentives, bonus and 401K plans, and structure “phantom stock” and stock options that can be used to reward key employees.
Let us help you turn your employees into an asset and let you focus on your business’ primary function - making a profit.
Monetize Your Intellectual Property:
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Intellectual property rights can be transferred or licensed to third parties for financial or other considerations, providing businesses an additional (and often very lucrative) source of income.
Our lawyers can help your business develop innovative, effective business policies, procedures & practices to help your company stay competitive, build customer loyalty, increase your business reputation and grow revenues.We can help your business stay competitive by leveraging the new tools, techniques, and opportunities offered by the internet, e-commerce, social media, mobile media and other emerging technologies, in order to expand your customer base and influence your customers’ purchasing decisions.Our attorneys can help your company explore potential new sources of revenue & create workable models.Contact us (at
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Keep Your Suppliers and Vendors Accountable:(click the link or go to http://www.gjlaw.com/practice-areas/internet-ecommerce-technology/technology-transactions for more information) We identify responsibilities, then draft, review, and negotiate consulting and vendor contracts. We ensure there are terms and provisions that specify deadlines and milestones, provide for penalties, and limit disputes and focus on amicable resolutions.